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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, asks if anyone from the audience wants to address the Council at the City Council meeting Oct. 19, 2021.

Companies approved for $7.4M wastewater treatment

Elizabeth Wood, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved engineering companies for the $7.4 million The Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project Tuesday night.   Mayor Brandon Combs said the project is...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads a resolution at the City Council meeting Oct. 5, 2021.

City Council approves $7.4M bid

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 5, 2021

Charleston’s City Council approved a $7.4 million bid for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Williams Brothers Construction of East...

City Council to vote on $7.4 million contract on Tuesday

City Council to vote on $7.4 million contract on Tuesday

Luke Taylor and Corryn Brock October 4, 2021

Charleston’s City Council will vote on whether to approve a bid for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project.   The lowest bidder for the project was Williams Brothers Construction...

City Council approves $8M loan plan

City Council approves $8M loan plan

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 22, 2021

Charleston’s City Council authorized a plan to borrow $8.5 million from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program to improve the city’s sewage systems. During the meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brandon Combs...

On Sept. 7, 2021 the Mayor of Charleston, Brandon Combs conducts the City Council Meeting. During this meeting, the coucil voted on appropriating two different funds; $130,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds from FY 2014/FY2015 and $180,000 from MTF funds from FY 2016/FY 2017.

City Council declares local state of emergency after rise in COVID-19 cases

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 7, 2021

Charleston City Council declared a state of emergency for the city on Tuesday night in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections in Coles County. The state of emergency was active for most...

Councilman Jeff Lahr and Mayor Bradon Combs wait for the Tuesday meeting to begin. All agenda items were approved during the meeting.

City Council to vote on appropriating $310K of funds

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will vote on appropriating a total of $310,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds for street and highway maintenance Tuesday evening at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Two...

City Council to vote on changes in police department

Theo Edwards, Staff Writer July 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will be voting upon an ordinance that will change the amount of people in certain positions held in the police department.  The ordinance specifically changes Title 1-8(A)-1...

City Council resolves to end state of emergency

Theo Edwards , Staff Writer June 1, 2021

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday on a resolution to approve a local state of emergency with a termination provision.  As stated in the resolution, “Upon the issuance of a declaration by...

City Council approves funds for street maintenance

Theo Edwards, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved four resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday, two of which were bid awards, an allocation of $543,738 in Motor Fuel Tax Funds for maintaining streets and highways...

City Council to vote on adopting cannabis tax

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 2, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on adopting and levying a cannabis tax during its meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. If approved, the ordinance would implement a maximum 3 percent...

City Council to vote on tourism funds expenditure

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 17, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on the expenditure of tourism funds for the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championship during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The request is for $2,400...

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